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President’s Annual Report 2016/2017


Regent University College of Science and Technology

President’s Annual Report 2016/2017

 

SECTION 1: INSTITUTIONAL BACKGROUND          

Introduction

As a private tertiary institution located in Accra, Ghana, the Regent University College of Science and Technology (Regent-Ghana) is extending science, engineering and technology education to students in Ghana. The University prepares graduates who have the proficiency to deal with the challenges of the 21st century, the capacity for insightful understanding of prevailing economic issues and technological problems.

 

The University became accredited as a tertiary institution in 2004, and started operations in January, 2005. The University formally operated from four campuses located at Dansoman, Graphic Road, Lartebiokorshie and the McCarthy Hill. The University now operates from her permanent site at McCarthy Hill. It is an ultra-Modern environment and much increased activity is anticipated with the increased class room and laboratory space now available at the new site

 

 

1.1 Vision and Mission

The vision of Regent-Ghana is to endeavour to develop human capital, necessary, for national economies to operate at full capacity, with science and technology competencies that give our graduates a comparative competitive advantage at the global scene. The university’s vision includes establishing and maintaining a leading and fine institution of global standards. The university therefore invests in its students, faculty and support staff to achieve this objective.

Christian ethical values are advanced at Regent-Ghana to motivate and fully prepare students to be effective leaders of socio-economic development in the global community.

 

 

 

1.2 Schools and Faculties

Regent University College’s commitment in running various programmes of study is to ensure that well-qualified graduates that pass out each year, have competencies for contributing to the socio-economic development of nations. Regent-Ghana is among the few university colleges in Ghana, at the private level, that has committed itself to addressing the shortage of science, engineering and technology education in Ghana and the rest of Africa.

 

Currently, the university is organized along three main schools; Faculty of Engineering Computing and Allied Sciences (FECAS), School of Business and Leadership, and Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Each of these schools undertakes both graduate and postgraduate programmes. Generally, the programmes of study fall under Engineering, Science, Technology, Business, Theology, and Human Development and Psychology.

 

Regent-Ghana also has the Institute of Languages and General Studies with a Centre for Academic Writing.  There are seventeen (17) interdisciplinary programmes that are run across the schools.

 

 

  1. i.                 Faculty of Engineering Computing and Allied Sciences (FECAS)

The Faculty of Engineering Computing and Allied Sciences (FECAS), formerly the School of Informatics, Engineering and Technology (SIET), is established within the university as a pace-setter in providing high quality and integrated ICT-based university education, having in mind the developmental and technological needs of the African continent. Regent sees the study of the structure, behaviour, and the interactions of both natural and artificial computational systems as a discipline critical to the future development of science, technology and society. In our fast-moving technology oriented world, the discipline of computer science in its various facets, is affecting every aspect of human endeavour.  To reflect the ever-changing nature of computer science and its close interaction with other disciplines, the curriculum of the FECAS has taken into consideration broad range of programmes and disciplines.

Programmes offered include:

 

A.  Department of Informatics

  1. a.          BSc. Computer Science

The BSc (Hons) Computer Science programme provides students with a set of practical skills, which are built on a sound understanding of the principles and theories of computer science. The programme covers hardware (the behaviour and interaction of the electronic components from which computers are constructed), software and methodologies used in the analysis and design processes for computer systems). Students can specialise in areas like Software Engineering, Computer Information Systems, and Internet Computing, depending upon the students’ interests and career goals.

 

 

  1. b.          BSc. Information System Sciences

The BSc (Hons) Information Systems Sciences is designed primarily to meet the needs of professionals and practitioners in the ICT industry with practical knowledge in information technology and its allied fields. Whereas the BSc. Computer Scienceprogramme is geared towards those who are mathematically inclined with strong academic interests, the Information Systems Sciences programme is tilted towards those with strong professional and practical interests.

This programme is particularly useful for those who want to gain the technical knowledge to use and apply computer technologies in industry, the skills to design and manage innovative information systems, expertise in high demand areas of the computing industry, such as e-Commerce and information security.

Our graduates in this programme are found in wide spectrum of scientific careers, particularly those that involve telecommunication, networking, geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing experts, web management, systems administration, information management and security, and the technical and organizational skills to convert that data into useful information.

 

  1. c.           BSc. Instructional Technology

The Instructional Technology (IT) programme prepares students to be leaders in any environment that involves the application of digital technologies in learning, including basic schools, adult training and development in business and industry, public/non-profit training, higher education, and life-long learning. As information and communication technologies (ICTs) are transforming the ways people create, disseminate, and apply knowledge, there is the need for educators to de-emphasize the practice of imparting static information and ideas to learners, and instead, develop and deploy purposeful and interactive learning experiences with the aid of these technologies, for the overall advancement of knowledge. 

The Regent Instructional Technology programme therefore prepares students to work with media and computer information systems to analyse, design, develop, implement and evaluate instruction in different learning contexts. Graduates of this programme will therefore be able to design and produce pedagogically sound e-learning interventions, including multimedia CD/DVD-ROMs and web-based or online learning platforms, based on current theory and research in educational technology.

 

 

B.  Department of Engineering

  1. d.          B.Eng Applied Electronics and Systems Engineering with options in:
  • Telecommunications Engineering

Telecommunications engineering covers various areas ranging from basic circuit designing to strategic mass developments. The work of the telecommunications engineer, among other things, spans the design and oversight of installation of telecommunications equipment and facilities such as complex Electronic Switching Systems, to Copper Telephone facilities and Fibre Optics. The concentration of this programme will be of interest to those who are academically oriented as well as those with professional goals such as employment with business entities, industrial or governmental agencies, requiring advanced knowledge in telecommunications, network theory and technology. 

 

  • Instrumentation Engineering

Instrumentation engineering is a specialized branch of electrical and electronic engineering which focuses on the principle, and operation of measuring instruments, which are used in the design and configuration of automated systems. The program aims at preparing engineers for industries with automated processes, such as chemical or manufacturing plants, with the goal of improving system productivity, reliability, safety, optimization and stability.

 

  • Computer Engineering

There is a dearth of qualified engineers in Africa who can confidently man the existing computer systems. Most of the engineers end up with no systematic training in maintaining these systems, nor modifying capability of the systems, when called upon to do so. The intricacies related to sophisticated systems is not properly understood and exploited. Hence this four-year degree course in Electronics and Computer Engineering is deliberately aimed at meeting these shortfalls.

In the fields of Electronics, Nano technology and Computing, both Software and Hardware have made giant strides. The knowledge capital requires a thorough understanding of these new techniques and novel concepts. The 21st century engineer should be able to grasp these techniques and master these concepts. 

 

  1. i.                 Regent School of Business and Leadership

The School of Business and Leadership (SBL, formerly the School of Business and Economics (SBE) adopts a multi-disciplinary approach in the study of business (business with computing. e.g Business Administration (BBA) e-Commerce option, and Economics with Computing) with the aim of producing highly marketable professionals equipped with information technology skills and the competencies and professional skills required in their chosen fields. Students are enabled, with this special arrangement, to acquire the versatility required to function effectively and successfully in today's ICT-driven business environment and thereby bring creativity and innovation to bear on their jobs. With the vision of raising young leaders to champion the affairs of the business world, Leadership is well positioned in the business programmes curricula and hence the change of the school name to Business and Leadership.


The following are the departments under this school and the programmes they each offer:

 

  1. A.  Department of Accounting and Business Studies
    1. a.          BSc. Accounting and Information Systems

The BSc (Hons) Accounting with Information Systems aims at providing students with the knowledge, understanding and skills relating to accounting practices and theory but with an added emphasis on information systems. This programme has been designed to provide extensive practical experience and theoretical knowledge of computer based business systems. Graduates in this programme are equipped with skills that help them to handle the management of information efficiently for the purposes of decision-making and control. The graduate will also be well prepared for various Accounting and Audit assignments.

 

 

  1. b.          BSc. Banking and Finance

The multidisciplinary nature of the BSc Banking and Finance programme, allows the student to study business with computing as an integrated package. This is what makes this degree distinctive: its combination of three related areas of study: Economics, Banking, and Finance with a study of computing. The programme equips students with a broad understanding of Managerial, Financial, and Economic concepts, enabling them to gain an awareness of the current practices and problems implicit in modern-day banking and finance. 

 

  1. c.           BSc. Economics with Computing

This programme will help the student to develop his or her knowledge of how the financial services sector is exploiting information technology for portfolio management or how E-commerce will change the way we do business in the digital economy. The aim of this degree is to train students in Economics with Computer Science and to provide them with the knowledge and skills required to develop future careers in Business, Finance or Government.

 

  1. d.          Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) e-Commerce option

The programme provides a well-rounded business education with specialization in e-commerce. It is designed to help students develop an in-depth understanding of one of the modern business concentrations and learn a broad range of managerial capabilities, problem solving and communication skills. The programme aims at developing students' intellectual ability, executive personality and managerial skills through an appropriate blend of business acumen and education. The programme is to provide a better understanding of the role and nature of business in contemporary society brought about by the rapid changes in technology, resource allocation, structural shifts in the economy, and changes in consumer preferences, global competition, and shifts in the employment market, environmental issues, and media.

 

  1. B.  Department of Management Studies
    1. e.           BSc. Management with Computing

This ICT-driven programme aims at producing graduates equipped with the relevant management and computing skills critical for the modern business environment. The course is meant to provide a cutting-edge training in general management as well as an in-depth training for those who wish to undertake or enhance a career in human resource management and marketing management in the rapidly changing ICT-driven business environment. Graduates are offered practical management education and enough breadth in complementary academic subjects to prepare them to function effectively in complex organizations, government, industry, e-commerce firms, large or small business, financial institutions, manufacturing, distribution, retailing, the service sector. Those with an entrepreneurial spirit may choose to start their own company.

 

  1. f.           Master of Science, Statistics

The Master of Science Programme in Statistics has a professional orientation- emphasizing applications and applicable theory; it is intended to provide an operational knowledge in Statistics.   The Master’s programme aims to: provide high quality student-center learning in Statistics within an environment committed to excellence in both teaching and research. The student will also acquire sufficient knowledge and understanding of topics in statistical theory and practice and in probability to provide a basis for academic research. The programme also provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding and skills to meet the developmental agenda of Ghana. The programme will thus, equip students with a range of statistical skills, including problem-solving, project work, and presentation, to enable them to take prominent roles in a wide spectrum of employment and research.

 

  1. g.          Regent Business Development Centre

On a regular basis, Regent University offers innovative instructional programmes that meet the University's standard of excellence, and are possibly unavailable elsewhere in the country. These rigorous, professionally oriented programmes cater for all categories of working professionals and students who seek intensive training in a particular field for career advancement, undergraduate and graduate school preparation, professional certification etc.

These are classified as Short-term Courses and Consultancy Services

 

 

  1. ii.               Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS)

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), formerly the School of Theology, Ministry, and Human Development (STMHD), was established to provide high level training to support theological and allied education in the country in view of an increasing interest in formal ministerial training among a cross section of the membership and leadership of the Pentecostal and Charismatic churches today.

The following are the department under this school and the programmes they each offer:

 

  1. A.  Department of Theology and Ministry
    1. a.   Bachelor of Theology and Management

There is increasing interest in formal ministerial training in Ghana today, stemming from a growing recognition among Ghanaian church ministers that the pastor needs to be an expert in his career and area of his calling in order to be able to properly interpret the Bible and more skilfully management the fast growing congregations of various churches. Especially, the pastors of the fast growing Pentecostal and charismatic churches are beginning to appreciate the importance of a good academic preparation in the use of the scriptures and proper church administration. However, their church-based Bible Schools are not sufficiently equipped in terms of qualified human resource and adequate learning resources to provide them with the high level of training they need. It is obvious that the few existing seminaries and religious departments in Ghanaian universities cannot meet the increasing demand for proper ministerial training in the churches. It is for this reason that the Department of Theology and Ministry at Regent joins the other theological institutions in the country to support theological education by offering the Bachelor of Theology with Management.

The objective of this programme is to deepen the minister's understanding and expression of Christian faith and to equip him or her with the managerial skills needed in managing the church. The programme is designed to equip present and prospective church leaders with solid theological foundation coupled with well-grounded people management skills.

 

 

  1. b.   Master of  Divinity (M.Div)

The objective is to deepen the minister's understanding and expression of the Christian faith and to equip him or her with the managerial skills needed in managing the church. The courses are designed to equip present and prospective church leaders with solid theological foundation coupled with well-grounded people management skills. A graduate with a Master of Divinity degree is well-prepared for higher graduate study with many possible specializations. Apart from the ministerial emphasis, the critical thinking skills and open perspective offered by this programme allows students to pursue professional degrees in a wide variety of fields such as counselling and education.

 

 

  1. c.   Master of Theology (M.Th)

The Master of Theology programme is designed to provide students with an opportunity for advanced study and guided research in theological studies to achieve a high level of competence in theological education and ministry. The programme is to address the need for qualified individuals with a competent background in church leadership in view of the continual growth in population and services in churches in Africa.

 

  1. B.  Department of Human Development and Psychology
    1. d.   BSc. Human Development and Psychology

This programme, with its emphasis on development, is designed to provide in-depth study in an area that complements professional preparation for the fields of teaching, social work, leadership, juvenile justice and youth advocacy. The programme is also recommended for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in related areas. 

The programme is rooted in the intellectual traditions of psychology, sociology and anthropology. The theories, research and practices of this multidisciplinary field of inquiry contribute to a greater understanding of human experience in our complex and changing world. The Leadership courses are designed for those who wish to develop specialized skills in leadership, policy and administration. Students prepare for leadership roles in care programs, public and private schools, policy arenas, and professional organizations. 

 

 

1.3 Affiliations

Locally, Regent-Ghana is currently affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, in Kumasi. Its Theological programmes are certified by Trinity Theological Seminary at Legon, Accra. The University of Education, Winneba certifies its Human Development and Psychology programme (undergraduate). The University is a member of the Conference of Heads of Private Universities and the Association of African Universities (AAU).

 

 

1.4 Governance

The principal governing body of the University is the University Council. Authority in purely academic matters lies with the Senate (Senatus Academicus). The Regent Ghana Students' Union (RGSU) provides a variety of services and facilities for the student population. The RGSU parliament represents students on various committees and organizations, both within and outside the University.

 

SECTION 2: ACADEMIC YEAR REVIEW: 2016/2017

 

Introduction

Regent University, during the 2016/2017 academic year has worked relentlessly as has always done in the past years to impact knowledge to the students that have taken advantage of the immense opportunities offered here. The year has been successful with another output of excellent graduates. Like many private institutions in Ghana, Regent has suffered a lower intake of new students

 

 

A.    Student Information

 

2.0 Student Information

 

2.1 Current student Population Distribution

In the 2016/2017 academic period, there were a total of 1246 students in the undergraduate programmes. Out of this, a total of 398 will graduated, leaving the current undergraduate student population at 848. Below is the summary of the statistics of the current student population by School and by programme.

 

Students Population for 2016/2017 Academic Year

School and Programmes

Frequency

% within School / Faculty

% within Institution

SBL

756

 

60.67%

BSc. Management with Computing

318

42.06%

 

BSc. Accounting and Information Systems

181

23.94%

 

BBA (E-Commerce)

130

17.20%

 

BSc. Banking and Finance

68

9.00%

 

BSc. Economics with Computing

59

7.80%

 

FECAS

392

 

31.46%

B.Eng. Applied Elect and System Engineering

209

53.32%

 

BSc. Information System Sciences

126

32.14%

 

BSc. Computer Science

57

14.54%

 

FAS

98

 

7.87%

BSc. Psychology and Human Development

87

88.78%

 

BTh. Theology and Management

11

11.22%

 

Grand Total

1246

   

 

Students Population by Gender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Population by Nationality

 

Number of Student

 

 

Number of Student

 

SBL

756

 

SBL

756

 

Female

375

 

Foreign

147

 

Male

381

 

Ghanaian

609

 

FECAS

392

 

FECAS

392

 

Female

40

 

Foreign

117

 

Male

352

 

Ghanaian

275

 

FAS

98

 

FAS

98

 

Female

56

 

Foreign

22

 

Male

42

 

Ghanaian

76

 

Grand Total

1246

 

Grand Total

1246

 

Female

471

37.80%

Foreign

286

22.95%

Male

775

62.20%

Ghanaian

960

77.05%

 

 

 

            2.2 Fresh Students Intake for 2016/2017 Academic Year

Fresh Students’ intake by Programme and School

2016/ 2017

SBL

144

B.Sc. Accounting and Information Systems

22

B.Sc. Banking and Finance

23

B.Sc. Economics with Computing

5

B.Sc. Management with Computing

68

Bachelor of Business Administration (E-Commerce)

26

FECAS

86

B.Eng. Applied Electronics and Systems Engineering

41

B.Sc. Computer Science

10

B.Sc. Information Systems Sciences

35

FAS

29

B.Sc. Human Development and Psychology

25

Bachelor of Theology with Management

4

Grand Total

259

 

 

 

Student Population by Gender: 2016/2017

 

Student Population and Gender and Schools: 2016/2017

 

 

 

Fresh Students Population by Gender

 

Fresh Student Population by Nationality

 

Number of Students

 

 

Number of Students

 

SBL

144

 

SBL

144

 

Female

75

 

Foreign

5

 

Male

69

 

Ghanaian

139

 

FECAS

86

 

FECAS

86

 

Female

7

 

Foreign

10

 

Male

79

 

Ghanaian

76

 

FAS

29

 

FAS

29

 

Female

15

 

Foreign

1

 

Male

14

 

Ghanaian

28

 

Grand Total

259

 

Grand Total

259

 

Female

97

37.45%

Foreign

16

6.18%

Male

162

62.55%

Ghanaian

243

93.82%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.2  Enrolment in 2016/2017 Academic Year

Total enrolment in the year 2016/2017 was 230 fresh students in all the undergraduate programmes in the three schools- 56% for SBL, 33% for FECAS, and 11% for FAS. The trend in the decrease in total enrolment since 2013/2014 is very evident from the graphical illustrations and tabulated data. The decline in enrolment is in both Ghanaian and foreign students. Admitted students were enrolled into the various programmes at levels 100, 200 and 300 depending on their entry qualifications.

 

Undergraduate Admission and Registration Statistics by nationality

 

 

 

 

There has been a gradual increase in foreign nationals since the inception of Regent in 2005/2006 to its peak value in 2013/2014 academic session .Since then there has a continued decline in the number of foreign students. The most recent decline may be attributed to the difficult economic situation in Nigeria from where the bulk of the foreign national come

 

 

Undergraduate Admission and Registration Statistics Per Session/Stream

 

 

 

 

Data from the past three academic sessions show that the decline in fresh student intake is not restricted to any of the three streams run by the university. The more aggressive approach by the public universities to fresh admission accounts to a large extent the decrease in the Ghanaian student population.

Majority of the students joined the various programmes at level 100 and in the Morning session. Those who joined at level 200 and level 300 were mainly in the Weekend session.

 

 

 

Total Yearly Intake of Freshmen since 2005/2006 Per Gender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduate Output in the Undergraduate and the Postgraduate Programmes in 2016/17

The statistics for the graduate output have been illustrated in the tables and figures

Category

Total Graduate output for 2016/2017

Percentage Distribution

SBL

218

54.77%

BSc.  Management with Computing

83

38.07%

BSc. Accounting and Information Systems

63

28.90%

BSc. Business Administration (E-Commerce)

31

14.22%

BSc. Economics with Computing

25

11.47%

BSc. Banking and Finance

16

7.34%

FECAS

156

39.20%

BEng.  Computer Engineering

12

7.69%

BEng.  Instrumentation Engineering

65

41.67%

BEng.  Telecommunication Engineering

29

18.59%

BSc.  Computer Science

19

12.18%

BSc.  Information Systems Sciences

31

19.87%

FAS

20

5.03%

B.Th. Theology with Management

0

0.00%

BSc. Human Development And Psychology

20

100.00%

SGS

4

1.00%

MSc. Statistics

4

100.00%

Grand Total

398

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Out of the total of 398 graduates for the 2016/2017 academic session, 54.77% were from SBL, 39.20% from FECAS and the remainder of 5.03% was from FAS. The number of first class graduates was 55 from SBL, 20 from FECAS and 6 from FAS. The management with computing programme recorded had highest number of first class graduates

 Four students also graduated from the MSc statistics programme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Graduate Output From 2007/2008 To 2016/2017 Across Schools And Cumulative

 

All three plots show that the decline in the number of graduates this year. The number of graduates this year (398) is the lowest since 2009/2010 academic. This change is also largely reflected in the smaller number of graduates in each of the schools

 

 

 

 

Regent Alumni

Employment Status and Positions

  • The study revealed that, almost all of the Institution’s graduates are fully working with 78.3% being in full-time job.

 

  • Only 7.6% of the graduates were seeking job at the time of the exercise. About 80% of the graduates mainly occupy the middle level and the senior level position in the industry.

 

  • About 4% occupy the executive level position. About 65.4% of the graduates are absorbed by the private sector and 11.5% self-employed. The remaining 23.1% find themselves in the government sector.

Employment status of graduates

Percentage

Full-time job

78.30%

Part-time job

14.15%

Seeking employment

7.55%

Grand Total

100.00%

 

Sector currently working

Percentage

Government or other public Institution or Agency

23.08%

Private corporation/company/organization

65.38%

Self‐employed, own business

11.54%

Grand Total

100.00%

 

Category of Job positions

Percentage

Executive level position (CEO, COO, CFO, GM)

3.92%

Senior level Position

30.39%

Middle Level Position

49.02%

Junior/Entry level Position

14.71%

Student

0.98%

Others

0.98%

Grand Total

100.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                   

     Relevance of Programme Studied at Regent to Industry Needs. The study revealed that, 73.6% of the graduates find themselves working in the same or related field as that studied in school. This confirms the uniqueness of the Institution’s programme in addressing specific industry needs.

 

     Among those who find themselves working in different fields other than what they studied in school, the reason has mainly been their own choice and also market demands.

Whether job relate to same field of study

Percentage

 

No

24.53%

 

Yes, related field of study

35.85%

 

Yes, Same field of study

37.74%

 

Missing response

1.89%

 

Grand Total

100.00%

 

 

If job is not related to field of study why?

Percentage

Market demands

41.38%

Own choice

58.62%

Grand Total

100.00%

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial attachment and job placement

  1. Employability Rate
  • The summary of the data revealed that, 59% of the graduates had come to the University with already working status.

 

  • Among the graduates who joined the University without a working status, 46.3% had a job offer before graduating, 39% had a job offer in less than a year, it took 12.2% of the graduates two to three years after graduation before getting a job; and 2.5% of the graduates had job after three years.

Working Status of Graduates at the time of joining Regent

Percentage

Already working

59.00%

Not working

41.00%

Grand Total

100.00%

 

Period of  getting job

Percentage

I had a job offer before graduation

46.34%

It took less than a year after graduation before getting a job offer

39.02%

It took two to three years after graduation before getting a job offer

12.20%

It took more than 3 years after graduation before getting a job offer

2.44%

Grand Total

100.00%

 

 

 

 

Extract of Information on Regent Alumni from LinkedIn platform

 

 

Country working in

Number

Ghana

1730

Nigeria

101

United States

61

United Kingdom

15

Canada

9

Greater New York City Area

7

United Arab Emirates

6

Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

6

Germany

6

Other

6

Greater Boston Area

5

China

4

India

4

Netherlands

4

British Columbia, Canada

3

Toronto, Canada Area

3

Cameroon

3

France

3

London, United Kingdom

3

Amsterdam Area, Netherlands

3

Norway

3

Senegal

3

Greater Chicago Area

3

Houston, Texas Area

3

Greater Pittsburgh Area

3

 

1997

 

Institution working in

Number

Regent University College of Science and Technology

31

Vodafone

11

Standard Chartered Bank

11

MTN Ghana

9

Volta River Authority

9

Electricity Company of Ghana

8

Opportunity International

6

Mantrac Ghana Limited

6

Bank of Ghana

6

Ghana Revenue Authority

6

Millicom (Tigo)

6

Ghana Civil Aviation Authority

5

UBA Group

5

Fidelity Bank Ghana Ltd

5

Ericsson

4

Barclays

4

Prudential Bank Limited, PMB-GPO, Accra Ghana

4

Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (Diageo)

4

GOLD FIELDS

4

Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority

4

UT BANK GHANA

3

Airtel Ghana Limited

3

e-Process

3

Business Day Ghana

2

Accra Technology(ERP) Limited

2

 

 

 

The extracted data shows nearly 2000 Regent Alumni are working in over17 countries- a real testimony to the employability of our graduates

 

 

 

 

 

 

FACULTY & STAFF FOR 2016/2017 ACADEMIC YEAR

Summary of Faculty Size in the various Schools/Faculty (2016/2017)

 

Full-time

Part-time

 

Category

PhD

Masters

T/A

PhD

Masters

Total Faculty

SBL

5

19

1

6

13

43

FECAS

7

11

3

2

9

29

FAS

5

7

 

 

16 

PGS

 

 

 

8

2

10

Total

17

37

4

16

28

98

 

 

 

 

Staff Recruitment /Appointments

a. Key Executive Appointments

The University College, each year beefs up its staff strength and capacity through the appointment of experienced local and foreign Faculty members who have experiences both in industry and academia. Key appointments made during the 2016/2017 academic year are;

 

  1. 1.     Professor NNN Nsowah-Nuamah: President

 

Nicholas Nsowah-Nuamah is a Professor of Statistics, and until recently served as the Interim Vice Chancellor of Kumasi Technical University (formerly, Kumasi Polytechnic). From 2010-2016, Professor Nsowah-Nuamah served as the Rector for Kumasi Polytechnic. Professor Nsowah-Nuamah has held various faculty and administrative positions at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research at the University of Ghana and the Department of Statistics, including serving as a Full Professor of Statistics at the Institute and heading the Institute’s Statistics, Computing, Information and Communication Division. Additionally, he has held faculty positions at the UN Regional Institute for Population Studies, the School of Public Health (both at the University of Ghana) and at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. 

He has served as a visiting Professor at the Department of Statistics, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He has also served as an associate Professor with the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy. He previously served as the Chairman of the Regent University College’s Council since the inception of the University.

In May 2004, Prof. Nsowah-Nuamah became the Deputy Government Statistician in charge of Operations at the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS). In 2006, he became the Acting Deputy Government Statistician.

He earned a Master of Science degree in Statistics (with distinction) from Odessa Institute of National Economy, in Ukraine and holds a Ph.D in Statistics, from Moscow State University in Russia. His areas of specialization are statistical modelling, statistical forecasting, data analysis and statistical capacity development.    

Professor Nsowah-Nuamah is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, UK, and a member of many international professional associations. These associations include the American Statistical Society, the International Statistical Institute, the International Association of Official Statisticians, the International Association of Survey, International Association for Statistical Education, and the International Society of Business and Industrial Statistics.

He is the President of Ghana Statistical Association. He is also the Vice President of the Association of African Universities, responsible for West Africa.

 In 1996, he was included in the Marquis WHO’s WHO in the World. In 2007, he was awarded a Certificate of Honour (Senior Citizen) alongside various dignitaries, including His Excellency, J.A. Kufour, the former President of the Republic of Ghana at Dunkwa-Offin by the Denkyira Traditional Council.

He has authored 15 academic books, and published over 50 academic papers in various international journals.

He has served as a consultant for several projects undertaken by international organisations including ECOWAS, World Vision, International Labour Organisation, Department for International Development and UNICEF. He has been a resource person at various workshops across Africa and beyond. He has served on various national committees as well.

  1. b.     Other Key Appointments
  2. Mills, Nii Odartei (Professor) (Lecturer, FECAS)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Technology Management – 2016
  • MSc degree in Software Engineering, Atlantic International  University – 2012
  • MBA in Finance – University of Ghana,1999-2001
  • MSc. Electrical Power Systems Engineering – Central University of Las Villas Cuba, 1990-1992
  • BSc. Electrical Engineering(Power) – Central University of Las Villas Cuba,1986-1990 
  1. Forson, Joseph Ato (Dr.) (Lecturer, SBL)
  • PhD, Policy and Management, National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand
  • MSc.
  1. Sundaram, N.E. (Dr.)
  • Ph.D. (Computer Science and Engineering)OPJS University, India, 2012-2017
  • M.E (Computer Science and Engineering)-Mahendra EngineeringCollege, 2009-2011.
  • B.E (Computer Science and Engineering)-AnnaiMathammalShella EngineeringCollege.1999-2002

 

 

Workshops/Seminars/Events Internally Organized

During the 2016/2017 academic year, the school organized workshops and seminars which sought to stimulate intellectual discussions, with the aim of improving standards in work quality and staff.  Other programmes such as the Final Vision Partnership and investiture of the new appointed president also too place in the year. Below are brief description of such programmes;

 

 

Prof. Nicholas N.N. Nsowah-Nuamah Invested as President of Regent University College of Science and Technology

Professor Nicholas N.N. Nsowah Nuamah, Ph.D, FRSS, ceremonially stepped into his new role as President of Regent University College of Science and Technology on February 16, 2017, at a colourful investiture ceremony which took place at the Multi-Purpose Hall of the Regent Campus in McCarthy Hill.

The University-wide ceremony brought together students, faculty, staff and members of the extended University Community including heads of affiliate and sister tertiary institutions, traditional and religious leaders, alumni, friends of the University and a host of dignitaries and guests. The Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah, was the Guest of Honour.

 

Public Lecture

Theme “Business School Research and Needs in the Industry:

A Two-way Street or a Road to Nowhere?”

Speaker: Prof Koku

 

Project to Promote Knowledge Sharing Between African Universities and the World Launched

The African Intellectual Database for Development and Excellence (AIDDE) a joint project between Regent University College of Science and Technology and Full Vision Technology of Canada, was launched on Friday, March 17, 2017 at the Multi-Purpose Hall of the Regent Campus.

 

Public Lecture

Theme "How Business Intelligence and Outsourcing can Build New Product Development Capabilities for Firms in Emerging Markets"

Speaker: Dr Satyendra Singh, a Professor in Marketing and International Business, University of Winnipeg, Canada.

Chairperson: Professor NNN Nsowah-Nuamah

Date:25th May, 2017

 

 

Audit Workshop for Staff

 

 

Research Proposal Writing Workshop for staff

 

 

 

 

 

Conferences & Meetings Attended by Staff during the 2016/2017 Academic Year

Melike Yilmaz

  1. Yılmaz, Melike. “Life Long Learning Policies for West Africa”, German Institute for Global Business Research, Munich International Academic Conference 2017, June 21-22, 2017 Munich, GERMANY

 

  1. Yılmaz, Melike. “The Book of Negroes: An In-Depth Study of Homeland” Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS), Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of African Studies, May 31- June 2, 2017, CANADA

 

  1. Yılmaz, Melike and Momodu, Fatima. “Combating Violence through Girls’ Education in Nigeria” The University of Texas.  2017 University of Texas Africa Conference, March 31- April 2, 2017, USA

 

  1. Yılmaz, Melike and Momodu, Fatima. “Teaching of the Trans-atlantic Slave Trade History with ‘The Book of Negroes’ ” Universite Bilingue Libre Du Togo, 2nd International Conference 2016, Qualitative, Quantitate and Functional Education in Africa, November 14 – 17, 2016, TOGO

 

Josiah B. Andor

  1. Bible Translation Workshop, Facilitating the Checking of the VRMP translation of the Book of Exodus, Likpe Mate, Volta Region, (13th – 19th August, 2017).

 

  1. Translation Consultants Training programme by Ghana Institute of Linguistics, Literacy and Bible Translation, Shridan Hotel, Spintext (July 23-29, 2017).

 

  1. Biblical Scholars Translation Engagement Program (BiSTEP), First Training Workshop, DRACC, Abuja - Nigeria  (June 25 - July 1, 2017)

 

  1. Bible Translation Workshop, Facilitating the Checking of the VRMP translation of the Book of Genesis, Santrokofie, Volta Region, (February 27 – March 3, 2017).

 

  1. Ghana Association of Biblical Exegetes (GABES) Conference, Brafo Yaw, Cape Coast (Jan.  16-20, 2017)

 

  1. Third AUA Research Conference in Nairobi, Kenya (September 8-11, 2016). Theme: “Social Responsibility: The Ethics of Caring for the World We Live in”

Vincent A. Adzika & Desmond Ayim-Aboagye

  1. Correlation between quality of pain and depression: A post-operative assessment of pain after caesarian section among women in Ghana. VA Adzika, & D Ayim-Aboagye, Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain. 25th-28th April, 2017. Denmark, University of Aalborg

 

  1. Vincent A. Adzika, David Mensah, Desmond Ayim-Aboagye Muanual Ekuan Collins S. K. Ahorlu Pain intensity and depression: a cross sectional descriptive study among women in a developing country@ PAINSA congress on 12 – 14 May 2017 at the Century City Center, Cape Town South Africa

 

  1. Vincent A. Adzika, David Mensah, Desmond Ayim-Aboagye Muanual Ekuan Collins S. K. Ahorlu. Pain intensity and depression: a cross sectional descriptive study among women in a developing country Accepted for Poster Presentation  the 10th Congress of the European Federation of Pain, EFIC – Copenhagen, Denmark 6 – 9 September, 2017.

Vincent A. Adzika

  1. Vincent Adzika, Joseph M. Y. Edusa-Eyison ,Isaac Etuah- Jackson “Now Praise we Famous Men, the Father’s name in Story” Local initiatives in Planting the Wesleyan faith in the Gold Coast. Accepted for Presentation by American Society of Church History/ American Catholic Historical Association Joint Spring Meeting at Berkeley, CA April 6-9, 2017

Mariam Akwei

  1. Ghana Psychological Association (British Council, Accra). Wellbeing and Economic growth: New frontiers in Psychology, Economics and Public Health.

 

  1. Joint Psychiatry/Psychology Conference (Legon). Paper presented: “The influence of Psychological Abuse, Financial Abuse on Psychological Distress among the Aged: The moderating role of coping Strategies”.
    1. Seminar organized by Progressive Life Centre (PLC-Ghana) on Reading and interpreting results of a brain scan, Ethical issues in counselling, Psychological assessment & Relaxation Techniques on September, 2016

 

Azumah Mamudu & Dilys Dickson

  1. "Stakeholder Perceptions of the Current Online Registration System of Regent University College of Science and Technology". “International Conference on Education, Technology and Entrepreneurship (ICETE) 2017”, under the theme: “Promoting Development through Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation”. 12th-14th June 2017, at the Ghana Technology University College Campus, Tesano-Accra. 

Isaac Kuma Yeboah

  1. ”Design of Autonomous Rescue Mat for Robotics Inspired Science Education”. “International Conference on Education, Technology and Entrepreneurship (ICETE) 2017”, under the theme: “Promoting Development through Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation”. 12th-14th June 2017, at the Ghana Technology University College Campus, Tesano-Accra. 

Relevant Publications in the 2016/2017 Academic Year

  1. Yılmaz, Melike and Momodu, Fatima. “The Rediscovery of Africa” Africa and the World: Challenges of Globalization, Governance, and Creativity (edited by Kenneth Kalu and Toyin Falola), Carolina Academic Press, Durham, NC

 

  1. Andor, Josiah. “Prayers for National Peace: A Reading of Psalm 122:6-9” In Ghana Bulletin of Theology, Vol. 6, Feb. 2017, pp. 23-32.

 

  1. Andor, Josiah. “The Place of Psychology in the Counselling Ministry of Adventist Pastors in Southern Ghana” In Asia-Africa Journal of Mission and Ministry, Vol.15, Feb 2017, pp. 23-37, (ISSN: 2092-741X), (Jointly published with Evelyn Owusu)..

 

  1. Andor, Josiah. "Psalm 137: Israel’s Remembrance of Zion in Exile" In International Journal of Innovative Studies in Sociology and Humanities (IJISSH), Vol. 2, Issue 1, January 2017. (On-line Journal)

 

  1.  Andor, Josiah. “2015 General Conference Session in San Antonio: A Study of the Interest Hype among Adventists in Southern Ghana” In Asia-Africa Journal of Mission and Ministry, Vol.13, 2016, pp. 31-46, (ISSN: 2092-741X).

 

  1. Andor, Josiah. “The Concept of Wealth in Qoheleth”. Presented at Ghana Association of Biblical Exegetes (GABES) conference in Brafo Yaw, Cape Coast (January 2017).

 

  1. Andor, Josiah.  “‘Am I my brother’s Keeper?” A reflection on the Cain and Abel Narrative (Genesis 4:1-16) in the Context of Social Responsibility” Presented at Third AUA Research Conference in Nairobi, Kenya (September 8-11, 2016).

 

  1. VA Adzika, D Ayim-Aboagye, T Gordh (2016) Pain management strategies for effective coping with Sickle Cell Disease: The perspective of patients in Ghana. Scandinavian Journal of Pain 12, 117

 

  1. Desmond Ayim-Aboagye, Manuela Amorin. (2017) Locus of Control and Vulnerability to Peer Pressure: A Study of Adolescents’ Behavior in Urban Ghanaian Context. Journal of Child and Family Studies, (Undergoing Peer-review) 2017

 

  1. Vincent A. Adzika, Franklin N. Glozah, Desmond Ayim-Aboagye and Collins S. K. Ahorlu, Socio-Demographic Characteristics and Psychosocial Consequences of Sickle Cell Disease: The Case of Patients in a Public Hospital. Articles in Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:4 DOI: 10.1186/s 41043-017-0081-5

 

  1. V.A. Adzika, F.N. Glozah, D. Ayim-Aboagye, C.S.K. Ahorlu, M. Ekuban Correlation between quality of pain and depression: A Post-Operative Assessment of Pain after Caesarian Section among Women in Ghana. Article in Scandinavian Journal of Pain: July 2017 p165. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sjpain.2017.04.006

 

  1. Akwei, M. Danquah, S., and Asare, W. D. (2017). “Dysfunctional Family and Psychlogical Wellbeing of Adolescents: A study among High Schools in Greater Accra”. Journal of Research on Adolescents – submitted.

 

  1. Atorkey, P., Asare, W. D., Owiredua C. and Akwei, M. (2016). Psychiatry Psychology Conference (Legon). Paper Presented: “The influence of Psychological Abuse, Financial Abuse on Psychological Distress among the Aged: The moderating role of coping Strategies” – yet to be published.

 

  1. Seake-Kwawu, D., Akwei, M., Asare Doku, W., Atorkey, P.  (2017). Psychological Distress and coping mechanisms among disaster victims; a case study of Kwame Nkrumah Circle flood/fire disaster-yet to be published

 

  1. Quist, Samuel Chris, Leonard Kwashie Amegatse, and Dilys Dickson. "Conceptual Design of E-Voting System for Academic Institution." International Journal for Innovation Education and Research 4.12 (2016): 96-109.

 

  1. Mamudu, Azumah, and Frederick Kofi Hymore. "Enhancing University-Industry (UI) Collaboration in Ghana for Improved Skilled Labour." Proceedings of INCEDI 2016 Conference 29th-31st August 2016, Accra, Ghana

 

  1. Ansah N. and Koku P. S (2017) "The Role of the Founder in the Future of Private Organization that has gone Public: A Case Study of CAL Bank, Ghana".  International Academy of Management Studies (IAMB) conference, Dubai, published

 

Other Activities

  1. Regent President Appointed Vice President of Association of African Universities

 The President of Regent University College of Science and Technology, Professor Nicholas N.N. Nsowah-Nuamah has been elected as one of the three Vice Presidents of the Governing Board of the Association of African Universities (AAU).

The election took place during the 14th General Conference and Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Association of African Universities, which was held in Accra from June 5-8, 2017. 

The AAU is the apex organization and principal forum for consultation, exchange of information and cooperation among institutions of higher education in Africa.

As a newly elected member of the Governing Board of AAU, Prof. Nsowah-Nuamah will serve a 4 year term of office (2017-2021), together, with two other Vice Presidents, Prof. Edward Ako, Rector, Universite de Maroua in Cameroon, and Prof. Bakri Osma Saeed, Vice Chancellor, Sudan International University in Sudan.

The Governing Board comprises the President of the Association, three Vice-Presidents, 11 other executive heads of member institutions elected at the General Conference to represent the five sub-regions of Africa and the Secretary-General. The Board implements the decisions of the General Conference, which functions as the supreme authority of the Association.

In a letter addressed to all the newly elected Governing Board Members, Professor Etienne Ehouan Ehile, the Secretary General of the AAU, congratulated the newly elected members on their appointments. “It is an honour for the AAU to have such distinguished executive heads of African universities at its highest governance level”, the letter read. 

 About AAU:

AAU was founded on November 12, 1967, in Morocco by 34 of the then existing 46 higher education institutions in Africa. Today, the association has a membership of 386 African higher institutions from 46 countries in Africa and one outside the continent

 

  1. Founder and Chancellor of Regent University College Receives Quality Leadership in Education Services Award

Prof. Larbi was among 13 personalities who were honoured at the ceremony. They included: Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, President & Chairman of Groupe Nduom; Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, a former Minister for Finance; Dr. Kwabena Adjei, Chairman of Kasapreko Company Limited; Alhaji Yusif Ibrahim, Chairman of GT Bank; Dr. Nii Kotei Dzani, a member of the Council of State; Dr. Felix Kweku Anyah, Executive Chairman of Holy Trinity Medical Centre, and Dr. Eric Seddy Kutortse; Chairman of First Sky Group of Companies.

The rest were Nana Dr. Michael Agyekum-Addo, CEO of Mikaddo Holdings Limited; Dr. Sampson Effah Apraku, Executive Chairman of Samara Group of Companies; Professor Edmund Delle, Founder of Rabito Clinic Limited; Mr. Dan Kofi Okudzeto, Executive Chairman of Allied Oil and Dr. Francis Adam Asaanah, CEO of Quality Group of Companies.

The event also saw 13 companies and five products receiving awards for promoting quality.

 

  1. 3.     Dr. Evelyn Owusu Participates in 2017 WIRB International Fellows Program

 Dr. Evelyn Owusu, the Head of the Department of Psychology and Human Development at Regent, was recently selected as a fellow in the 2017 class of the WIRB International Fellowship Program for training in bioethics and ethics committee administration.

Launched in November 2002, the WIRB International Fellows program aims to assist developing countries in increasing their capacity for ethical review of human subject research. The program’s curriculum was developed through a partnership between the leadership of the Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB), the secretariat of the Strategic Initiative for Developing Capacity in Ethical Review (SIDCER), representatives of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and participants from the University of Washington.

Since its inauguration, the WIRB International Fellows Program has so far educated over 150 research professionals from across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The 2017 edition of the WIRB International Fellows Program took place from March to August 2017 in Pullayup, Washington, USA.

 

The six-month long program fully-sponsored by WIRB, also includes a two-week residency at New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center in New York. In addition to lectures and practical instruction on human subject protections, bioethics and best practices, the fellows observe IRB meetings and receive direct mentorship to better enhance their training.

 The program included fellows from the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, India, Beijing Children’s Hospital, China, the Department of Health, Philippines, University of Botswana, Botswana, Wuxi People’s Hospital, China, and Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara (JSS) University, India.

 

  1. 4.     UNIST students from Korea Republic interact with students of Regent University College of Science and Technology

   

A group of students from the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in the Republic of Korea have held a forum with students of Regent University campus in Accra.

The event which was organized on the 28th of July 2017 was to mark the end of the one month stay of the student of (UNIST) who have been interacting, learning and training with their counterparts from the Regent University College of Science and Technology as part of their volunteer work in ICT.

Present at the occasion were the Senior Vice President of the Regent University College of Science and Technology, the Dean of Students' Affairs, Dean of Graduate School, Head of the Computer Science Department and the Registrar of the Regent University College of Science and Technology.

 

  1. Regent Team Adjudged First Runner-Up in National Community Service Competition  

A team of three Regent students came in second place in the grand finale of the 2017 Community Service Award (CSA) competition for tertiary students, which took place on June 28, 2017 at the Accra International Conference Centre.

The annually-held Community Service Award competition challenges student teams to identify a deprived community and come up with an innovative proposal to tackle some of the challenges facing young people in the community. Participating teams are also required to undertake volunteering activities.

The Regent students, Joseph Unuakhe Omueti (Level 400), Ojodu Sodiq Olawale (Level 400), and Amoako George Amofa (Level 300) advanced to the final of the competition, after going head to head with teams from 54 tertiary institutions in the quarter final of the competition.

Competing in the grand final were student teams from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Regent University College of Science and Technology, University of Cape Coast, University of Development Studies, University of Mines and Technology, University of Energy and Natural Resources and Bolgatanga Polytechnic. The Regent team, named ‘Team Change’, was the only Private University team to make it to the grand finale of the competition.

Each finalist delivered a 5-minute presentation on an innovative project they had conceived to address specific challenges in a deprived community. The projects were then assessed by a panel of distinguished judges drawn from various sectors.

The Regent team’s project sought to train orphans resident at the Potters Place Orphanage in the art and business of soap making as a means of helping them earn a living. The project also sought to provide the orphans with educational materials.

At the end of the competition, the University of Cape Coast team won the first prize, with its project aimed at constructing a modern fish smoking device to help fishmongers.  

Regent University College came in second, while University of Health and Allied Sciences placed third. 

“It was a real honour representing Regent in the final round of the competition, and competing against teams from other great universities in Ghana”, said Ojodu Sodiq Olawale. “I am grateful to God for such an awesome experience”.

About Competition: The Community Service Award was launched in March 2014 by Osei-Kusi Foundation and Selfless 4Africa Inc. The Award scheme aims at cultivating a spirit of volunteerism and community service among young people. The scheme also seeks to encourage the youth to be selfless, innovative and commit themselves to supporting people living in deprived communities. It is the biggest platform promoting volunteerism, patriotism and community service among tertiary students in Ghana.

  1. 6.     Final Vision Technology Ltd. Partners Regent University to Transform Engineering Education

 Final Vision Technology Limited, a Canadian-based technology manufacturing firm, has donated assorted computer engineering equipment to Regent University College of Science and Technology. The items worth about GHS 10,000 were donated to the University as part of the firm’s commitment to transforming engineering education in Africa, by promoting hands-on learning. The equipment included voltimeters, multimeters, micro controllers, cloud terminals, digital multimedia kits, solar panels and wireless adaptors.

The Chief Executive Officer of Final Vision Technology, Mr. Anthony Ardiabah, presented the items to the University. The President of Regent University College, Professor Nicholas N.N. Nsowah-Nuamah, received the items on behalf of the University College and expressed appreciation to the team at Final Vision Technology Ltd. for the support. The technology firm will also assist in the setting up of a modern computer engineering laboratory at the Regent Campus that will be powered by renewable energy. This will be done in partnership with the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Allied Sciences (FECAS).

 “Through this co-operation students will acquire relevant skills in the field of engineering, thus contributing towards making Regent a centre for technology and innovation”, said Prof. Nsowah-Nuamah. He assured the firm that the equipment will be put to good use. Final Vision Technology Limited in partnership with FECAS will also train Regent students in the manufacturing of various engineering components as well. Students will also benefit from the expertise of faculty from St. Mary's University in Canada, an affiliate institution of Regent.

 Also in attendance at the presentation ceremony were the University Registrar, Ms. Nancy Ansah, the Dean of FECAS, Dr. Paul Obeng, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Stanley Moffatt, Dr. Erzen Lokman, Head of the Informatics Department, and Mr. Laud Fiase, the Head of the Technology Department.

  1. 7.     Regent University College Launches Student Recruitment Centre in Nigeria

On July 18, 2017 - Regent has launched a student recruitment centre in Nigeria to provide various value-added services to prospective international students.  The centre, located at No. 1 Kajegbo Street, Ibadan, Nigeria, has been christened, the Regent Student Recruitment Centre. At the centre, prospective students will receive guidance in completing student application forms, academic counselling services and will also be assisted with travel and student accommodation arrangements. In his speech at the launch of the centre, Regent’s President, Prof. Nicholas Nsowah-Nuamah indicated that the centre would enable prospective international students to obtain without hassle, relevant admissions-related information and the processes leading to enrolment.                      

 

“This centre, among other things will guide students on admission requirements, programme selection, fees, visa applications and living conditions in Ghana”, said Prof. Nicholas Nsowah-Nuamah. “In addition, the Centre will give valuable counseling to students in making their decision by providing useful information about social etiquette, cultural and social life, food, et cetera”, he added. About 100 students from secondary schools across Nigeria attended the launch event, which was held at the Mauve 21 Event Centre in Ibadan.

 

In attendance at the launch were Ms. Nancy Ansah, the University Registrar, Rev. Dr. Dominic Dadzie, Director of Protocol, Mr. Bright Aboagye Da-Costa, Head of Admissions,  Prof. Frederick Hymore, Quality Assurance Director, Ms. Harriet Essel Head, Outreach and Student Recruitment. “Nigeria has always been a dependable partner in our student intake, contributing not less than 20% of our student population and still counting” said Prof. Nsowah-Nuamah. “The world has certainly become a global village and interdependence has become part of the new world order.”

B.    Programme Reaccreditation

Regent-Ghana has consistently maintained a proactive approach in ensuring timely and continual reaccreditation of all programmes. The Institutional Research, Planning and Quality Management unit, as part of its mandate, work to ensure that all programmes are duly accredited and all regulatory requirements are met by Regent-Ghana. Most of the programmes have been reaccredited; there are few programmes awaiting finalization of their reaccreditation. During the year under review, there were positive communications with the National Accreditation Board (NAB) towards the finalization of programmes in the reaccreditation process.

 

 

                                                             

 

 

 

5.2 PUBLICATIONS IN THE 2013/2014 ACADEMIC YEAR

Relevant publications during the year are listed below;

 

School of Informatics, Engineering and Technology (SIET)

  1. 1.     Moffatt S, Wiehle S   and Cristiano R (2013). In Vitro Assessment of Radiolabeled Monoclonal Antibodies for the Extracellular Domain of Prostate-specific Membrane Antigen. Jnl of Med and Pharm Sci. 8:226-228.

 

  1. 2.     Moffatt S, Cristiano R and Boyle R (2013). Combined Formulation of Doxubicin-Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) and Modified PEGylated PLGA-encapsulated Nanocarrier improves Anti-tumor Activity (2013). Int Jnl of Nanosci and Nanotechnol 4(1): 19 – 34

 

  1. 3.     Henry Osborne Quarshie (2013). Fighting Cyber Crimes in Africa – Issues of Jurisdiction. Jnl of Emerging Trends in Computing and Info. Sciences 4(1):42 – 45

 

  1. 4.     Godfred Koi-Akrofi, Henry Quarshie, & Joyce Koi-Akrofi, J. (2013). Information Technology Project Failures in Organizations in Ghana. Jnl of Emerging Trends in Computing and Info. Sciences 4(1):100 - 107

 

 

Ongoing Research: (2013/2014 Academic Year)

  1.        i.          Dr. Stanley Moffatt

NANOMEDICINE: FROM BENCH TO BEDSIDE - principles, strategies and perspectives (book in preparation)

 

  1.      ii.          Dr. Stanley Moffatt

Fundamentals of  Nanoengineering ((book in preparation)

 

 

Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS)

 

  1. Glozah, F. N. & Pevalin, D. J. (2014). Social support, stress, health, and academic success in Ghanaian adolescents: A path analysis. Journal of Adolescence, 37 (4), 451-460
  2. Glozah, F. N. (in press). Exploring the role of self-esteem and parenting on alcohol use and abuse among adolescents. Health Psychology Research.
  3. Glozah, F. N. (2013). Effects of academic stress and perceived social support on the psychological wellbeing of adolescents in Ghana. Open Journal of Medical Psychology,2(4), 143-150.
    1. Glozah, F. N. (2013). Human vision is often taken for granted: consequences of visual guidance on balance control. International Journal of Physical and Social Sciences, 3(10), 577-588.
    2. Ampomah, M. A.,  Mate-Kole, C. C, Ofori- Atta, A., Anum, A., Ohene, S., Ekem, I., Acquaye, J. K., Ankra-Ba, G. A., Sey, F., & Sefa-Dedeh, A. (in press). The Neuropsychological functioning among adult sickle cell disease patients in Ghana. University of Ghana Reader Project.
    3. Glozah, F. N. (2014, July). Parenting patterns and alcohol use and abuse among adolescents in Ghana:  The mediating role of self-esteem. Paper accepted for presentation at the 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris, France. 
    4. Komesuor, J. (2014, July). Effects of mass media and tobacco promotion on smoking among adolescents in Ghana. Paper accepted for presentation at the 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris, France. 
    5. Adu N.A.T. (2013, May). Coping with the Behavioral Changes of Demented Parents. Paper Presented at a Workshop on Caring for the Aged, Kama Conference Center, Accra, Ghana.
    6. Ampomah, M. A.,  Mate-Kole, C. C, Ofori- Atta, A., Anum, A., Ohene, S., Ekem, I.,  Acquaye, J. K., Ankra-Badu, G. A., Sey, F., & Sefa-Dedeh, A.(2012). The Neuropsychological functioning among adult sickle cell disease patients in Ghana. Mental Health and Society Conference, UG, Legon, Accra.
    7. Ampomah, M. A. (Sept, 2013) Neuropsychological functioning among adult sickle cell disease patients in Ghana. Hematology Department, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital
    8. Ampomah, M. A. (Sept, 2013). Anger Management.  Hematology Dept, University of Ghana Medical School, University of Ghana.
    9. Ampomah, M. A. (Oct, 2013) Neuropsychological functioning among adult sickle cell disease patients in Ghana. School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Development studies.
    10. Ampomah, M. A. (Oct, 2013). Sickle Cell Condition is it a curse? Rev. Thomas Clegg Memorial Methodist Church.
    11. Boafo, I.M., Dagbanu, E. A., & Oppong Asante, K. (in press). Dating violence and self-efficacy for delayed sex among adolescents in Cape Town, South Africa. African Journal of Reproductive Health, 18(2),
    12. Oppong Asante, K., Osafo J., & Nyamekye, G. K. (2014). An exploratory study of factors contributing to divorce among married couples in Accra, Ghana: A qualitative approach. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 55(1), 16–32.
    13.  Oppong, S., Oppong Asante, K., & Kumako, S. (2013). History, development and current status of psychology in Ghana. In C. S. Akotia & C. C. Mate-Kole (Eds.), Contemporary Psychology: Readings from Ghana (pp. 1-17). Accra, Ghana: Digibooks.
    14.  Oppong Asante, K. (2013). HIV/AIDS knowledge and uptake of HIV counselling and testing among undergraduate private university students in Accra, Ghana. Reproductive Health Journal, 10(1), 17.
    15.  Oppong Asante, K., & Oti-Boadi, M. (2013). HIV/AIDS Knowledge among University students: Implications for Health Promotion programmes in Ghana. African Health Sciences, 13(2), 263–270